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Tawanda Muzhingi

Membership Status:
Full Member

Home Country:
Zimbabwe

Institution:
Tufts University, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Current Address:
Carotenoids and Health Laboratory
HNRCA,
711 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
US

Phone:
(+1) 617 556-3209 (w)

Fax:
(+1) 677 556-3344

E-mail:
tawanda.muzhingi@tufts.edu


Education

  • Graduate Student (Food Policy and Applied Nutrition Spring 2006 Tufts University)
  • Research Scholar Nutritional Biochemistry Tufts University
  • B.Sc Nutrition 2000( University of Zimbabwe)

Research Interests

  • Provitamin A carotenoids content of staple foods, increasing by plant breeding, issues of bioavailability and efficacy of bioconversion of provitamin A carotenoids to retinol.
  • HPLC, GC, LCMS, GCMS, IMNR
  • Nutrition program planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Food Policy issues and effects of Economic policy planning on nutritional status in developing countries.

Professional Experience

  • Research Scholar, Tufts University USDA Human Nutrition Research Center. 2005
  • Graduate Research Fellow, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), CIMMYT Maize Station, Harare, Zimbabwe 2002-2004
  • Research Laboratory Technologist, University of Zimbabwe, Zvitambo Project 2003-2004
  • Tutorial Assistant and Demonstrator, University of Zimbabwe, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Family Sciences.
  • Internship 1999, Care International in Zimbabwe. Hammermill micronutrient food fortification Zvishavane, Zimbabwe.
  • Internship 1997, United Bottlers, Coca-Cola Central Africa, Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Quality assurance, Bottling, Production and Packaging.

Membership

  • International Carotenoid Society
  • International Society of Free Radical Reactions Africa
  • Community of Science

Current Research
CIMMYT, determination of provitamin A carotenoids in yellow corn (maize) varieties in Zimbabwe 2002-2004

Nestle Foundation, determination of provitamin A carotenoids bioavailability in yellow corn.
 

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